Thalassocyon is a rare genus of fig shells (Ficidae; Gastropoda) that inhabits the Southern Hemisphere, found only in deep waters (up to 3000 m; 10,000 feet) off the coast of South Africa, New Zealand, and Amsterdam Island. Thalassocyon includes between 1-3 species, for which the synonymy is unclear (Warén and Bouchet 1990 and Riedel 2000, as cited in Vos 2013). Its sister genus, Ficus, has 10 species, and is the only other genus in the family.
(Beu 1969; Neo 2010; Vos 2013)
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